Education  /  Published 12.01.21

Tongues as Wings

The popularity of foreign languages is on the rise among schoolchildren; a large number are opting to study French, German and Mandarin over Indian languages or even their mother tongue. To cater to t...
By Chandreyee Ghose in

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.20

Great walls: Closing down Confucius Institutes

Some cycles are hard to break. Mistrust shuts down friendly exchange, and the lack of communication feeds further mistrust. India is not the first country to consider closing down Confucius Institutes...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

Ringside at a battle over 'shuddh' Hindi

I had a linguistics conference to attend in Wardha, Maharashtra. I took a cab from the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport. For the next hour, the national highway tore through the biceps and ...
By Abahan Datta in

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Uighurs in China: Which reports are fake?

What is real and what is fake in news coming out of the Muslim-dominated province of Xinjiang is difficult to find out. Through January and February, diplomats and journalists from 30 countries, inclu...
By Neha Sahay in

North East  /  Published 08.06.19’s another snake

Mizoram, known for the cheraw dance and its lush hilly beauty, is home to a rare species of snake as well. Herpetologists have found the Mandarin rat snake (Euprepiophis mandarinus) in the state for t...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati


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